An impressive list of elite female athletes will celebrate National Women’s Day on Tuesday 09 August 2022 by taking on the iconic Totalports Women’s Race in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban in support of PinkDrive.
The list of athletes to look out for will include Tanith Maxwell, Zintle Xiniwe, Fortunate Chidzivo and Olympian, multiple SA Champion and record holder Zola Pieterse (née Budd) in Cape Town, Glenrose Xaba, Lebo Phalula, Lebogang Phalula and Cacisile Sosibo in Johannesburg and Tayla Kavanagh in Durban to mention just a few.
According to Tanith Maxwell, hosting the event on National Women’s Day makes it unique. “We are truly able to celebrate Women’s Day by bringing women together under the Totalsports Women’s Race banner. I have participated in the Totalsports Women’s Race many times. There is something special about lining up in a women’s only race. The atmosphere just makes it memorable year after year. Unfortunately, I am currently injured, so I will take part merely to enjoy the atmosphere. My message to runners is to first and foremost go out there and have fun! Celebrate Women’s Day in the most active, healthy way and just enjoy being part of the event!”
“The Totalsports Women’s Race is a fantastic way to celebration National Women’s Day,” says Fortunate Chidzivo. “Being able to exercise is important when it comes to staying healthy. I recently recovered from influenza. My goal is to feel 100% healthy and have a solid run. If it’s a good day I will be happy with a sub 34min finish. Maintaining balance in life is the most important thing for me. I can’t wait to join thousands of women on the start line on Tuesday 09 August.”
According to Zola Pieterse, the Totalsports Women’s Race is a wonderful opportunity to showcase female running. “It’s a good event to run. My goal will be to have a solid run, while enjoying the moment. I am just thankful that I can still run. My message to other runners is to enjoy the moment and don’t worry about the outcome.”
“National Women’s Day is about elevating women, so I am very happy to take part in the Totalsports Women’s Race on Women’s Day,” says Lebogang Phalula. “It’s been a while since this race was hosted (2019 due the pandemic). I am very excited that it’s back in 2022. My goal will be to finish the race with pride. To everyone taking part, have fun.”
“Having thousands of women come together to run in the streets of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban in celebration of what we as women can achieve, is a great reminder of what women can do when we work together,” says Tayla Kavanagh. “It’s lovely to have mass participation races back again. I enjoy running in Durban, my home city. My goal will be to test my fitness, while enjoying the morning with thousands of women in Durban.”
The Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Cllr Mpho Phalatse, will also be among the women and men who will walk and run the streets while #PaintingTheCityPink on National Women’s Day!
Event Information: 2022 Totalsports Women’s Race
|Date:||Tuesday 09 August 2022 / National Women’s Day|
Start: Masabalala Yengwa Avenue
Finish: Kings Park Athletics Track
Start & Finish: Mark’s Park, Judith Avenue, Emmarentia,
|· Cape Town:
Start: Darling Street, Cape Town CBD
Finish: Grand Parade, Cape Town CBD
ENTRY INCLUDES: Each entrant will receive a fitted Event T-shirt, a finisher’s medal and a Totalsports Neck Warmer, while getting to enjoy an entertaining route with vibrant refreshment points and a Live Performance at the finish.
PRIZE PURSE: Taking place across three cities (Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban) on National Women’s Day (Tuesday 09 August) the Totalsports Women’s Race will boast an impressive, combined prize purse of R155 550,00 in 2022! To view the Prize Purse Breakdown:
CHARITY SUPPORT: The Totalsports Women’s Race proudly supports PinkDrive, a Non-Profit Company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering free services to the medically uninsured across South Africa. PinkDrive will be present at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban offering FREE clinical breast examinations and educating on the importance of self- breast examinations.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: The 2022 Totalsports Women’s Race will feature live performances by The Black Ties in Cape Town, Simmy in Johannesburg and Q Twins in Durban.